Headington Headlines #147

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 20 – 26 January.

BT removed the unused phone box on the corner of Rock edge and Windmill Road.

Three armed men robbed Stan James bookmakers on Roundway on Monday evening.

A woman’s body was found hanging from a tree in Shotover Country Park last Sunday (19 January).

Homes in Sandhills and Barton suffered a power cut on Thursday afternoon, part of a much wider area including Stanton St John, Forest Hill and Wheatley. The power failure continued through the evening. It was caused by a tree falling on overhead power lines. Local power was restored in the early hours of Friday morning after a generator was shipped in from Bournemouth. And no, I don’t know why Bournemouth.

@RyeStAntony School’s play this year is Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” on 11, 12 and 13 February.

The dugout by the football pitches in Margaret Road Park will be removed at the end of the football season. Complaints of antisocial behaviour have been made, it seems. Elsewhere, Cllr @LaurencePBaxter announced that the City budget for 2014/5 includes a commitment to build a new sports pavilion and community facility there.

Headington’s LibDem Councillors launched a new facebook page.

Active topics on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:

  • Census 2011 statistics by city council ward
  • Quarry Gate pub
  • What did you see last week at the theatre or cinema?
I cover news from the OX3 postcode in Headington and out as far as Barton, Sandhills and Risinghurst (see map). To feed into next week’s summary you can comment on this article, or tweet either with the hashtag #ox3 or @mentioning @TonyOX3.